LifeProof– Proof That Your Electronics Can Be Protected (Giveaway)

by Susan

When you are a work at home mom and a blogger, your electronics pretty much become a major part of your life. For Janice and I, we travel a lot, so we really need to keep our smartphones safe. We check our travel plans, chat with our children’s teachers, check in with our clients, and always want to see what you — our readers are up to.

If our phones are not protected and something horrible happens — like the possibility of little fingers accidentally spilling something on it, or me being clumsy and dropping it in a sink full of water — what would I do then? Thankfully there are products like LifeProof waterproof Iphone cases to help keep my phone secure.

I recently had the chance to try out the LifeProof case for my iphone and I love it. I have tested it out by dropping it in a sink full of water and it definitely does what it says it does. I also took it outside and had the girls throw dirt on it to see if it would get inside on the phone. There was not one bit of dirt on it. LifeProof will definitely be my iphone’s new best friend!

About LifeProof:

LifeProof is the first and only waterproof, shockproof, dust-proof, and snow-proof case for Apple’s iPhone 4/4S in a form-fitting design that provides full access to all device functions. Stunningly sleek and thin, designed to MIL-SPEC, LifeProof gives people complete freedom to use their iPhone in any wet, dirty, or rough situation.

LifeProof is available in a variety of colors and sells for $79.99. It can be purchased on the LifeProof website along with a variety of weatherproof accessories, including bike mounts, belt clips, armbands/swimbands and floating lanyards.

LifeProof is also available for sale at Best Buy, AT&T, Target, J&R Electronics and Radio Shack.

Watch this video on how the LifeProof case holds up on a snowy day with lots of downhill sledding.

Enter to win

One 5 Minutes for Mom reader is going to get her very own LifeProof Iphone case! Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second videoon how to enter!

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I was given a LifeProof case to try out in order to write my review. All opinions however, remain my own.

Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom
I answer to the name Mommy Blogger, but prefer the term
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1 Jen D. September 20, 2012 at 10:16 am

I have toddlers who play with my phone…you can only imagine!!

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2 Gretchen September 20, 2012 at 10:22 am

I think the worst thing is that I cook with my phone, often using it for recipes….and am forever wiping potatoes or chocolate or something else off my phone :(

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3 Addison Kat September 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

Accidentally dropped in the driveway last winter and “lost” in the snow for a few days.

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4 jennifer accardi September 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

left it on the back of my car, then backed up and it fell off and i ran over it =( i cried!!!!

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5 Kara September 20, 2012 at 10:44 am

My kids were so abusive with my last smart phone. Within a few weeks of getting it they had dunked it in the toilet twice. Amazingly it kept working (after days drying in a bag of rice), but it was never quite the same. After two years of sticky fingers, babies sucking on it, getting dropped by me and children, and finally another trip into the water it was just not working well at all. Was so glad when it was time to upgrade and I got my iPhone, though I’m constantly worried about something happening to it.

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6 Cassandra D. September 20, 2012 at 10:45 am

Let my nieces and nephews play with my phone!

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7 tammy sigond September 20, 2012 at 10:45 am

dropped in the lake

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8 Georgiana September 20, 2012 at 11:34 am

Losing my iPhone is the worst! Misplacing it!

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9 Steph September 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

I am pretty carfeul so no big mishaps yet.

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10 emily September 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Letting my baby use it as a teether. It has never been the same.

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11 Brittany Odonnell September 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Let my at the time 3 year old pick it up literally 2 days after i got my iphone 4 upgrade and she shattered the back of it. still works just is unsightly lol

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12 Ashley S September 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm

it just totally disappeared… forever lol

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13 Shirley September 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Dropped it in water.

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14 Crissa Robertson September 20, 2012 at 2:14 pm

I had my phone sitting on the arm of my lawn chair and when I stood up it fell into my cup of chocolate milk. BUMMER!

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15 carole September 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm

gropped it in the lake

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16 Veronica Parish September 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm

My kids and I are always dropping my phone =(

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17 Ray September 20, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Fell in the toilet!

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18 Annette D September 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Washed it the washing machine, sorry to say it did not make it out alive!

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19 Jamie Brigham September 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I drop mine constantly. 4 cases have already been replaced because they break when I drop them. My 5th one is all torn up but the cases are so expensive.

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20 Killian September 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm

I have heard the most amazing things about these phone cases. Unfortunately a college student has a tight budget. However this case would be so awesome since I live at the beach and kayak all the time!!!

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21 Ivy T September 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Let my daughter use it, though usually without the sticky fingers. Grossest moment was when she left it on the couch and it made its way into that back pocket behind the cushions. I realized that day, that the kids were eating on the couch without me knowing… ew.

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22 Megan September 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm

letting my kids play with it… :(

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23 latanya September 20, 2012 at 5:48 pm

cracked my iphone screen

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24 melissa n September 20, 2012 at 6:07 pm

i dropped it in the sink once. but i fixed it thank goodness.

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25 Brandon Bauer September 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Worst thing that i have ever dont to my iphone is drop it in the toilet.

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26 Erin Sumpter September 20, 2012 at 7:45 pm

The worst thing I have done to my phone is let my kids play with it while they had sticky fingers from eating. Doesnt sound bad but the cleanup was horrible.

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27 Danielle Z September 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm

The worst thing I’ve done to a smart phone is dropped it in the parking lot, shattering the screen. :(

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28 Renata September 20, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Dropped it on cement!

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29 Anne Lehnick September 20, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I’ve managed to keep my Blackberry in good repair… getting an iPhone 5 TOMORROW though!!!! But our iPad screen was broken by a couple of marauding kids.

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30 mrsshukra September 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Dropped it a lot but it’s still alive!

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31 Shannon Baas September 20, 2012 at 10:39 pm

dropped it a couple of times.

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32 Christina September 20, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Not me, but my niece threw it out the window as we were on the highway!

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33 Christine September 20, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Dropped in the toilet.
Thanks for the chance!

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34 Michelle September 21, 2012 at 12:51 am

I dropped mine in the toilet. It was a goner. :(

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35 Justin R September 21, 2012 at 12:53 am

I dropped my phone while cliff diving.

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36 Susan P. September 21, 2012 at 1:04 am

I’m careful with my phone but have dropped it several times. It’s in a good case so nothing happened but my case is not waterproof like this one.

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37 Shemp DeYoung ( September 21, 2012 at 2:05 am

I’ve been very lucky; I’ve dropped my phone but never destroyed one. My daughter, however, has loose parts that rattle inside her iPhone if you shake it. She’s getting a new one in a few weeks on her birthday and you better believe it will go in a nice case.

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38 Crissy D. September 21, 2012 at 6:07 am

I dropped it in a mud puddle

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39 Kristi C September 21, 2012 at 6:37 am

I dropped it on the tile floor and broke it into pieces.

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40 Cynthia C September 21, 2012 at 8:06 am

Luckily, the worst thing I’ve ever done is forget to charge it.

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41 Alexis Stewart September 21, 2012 at 9:09 am

The worse thing I have ever done with my smartphone was dropped it while skiing and then skied over it by mistake.

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42 Ciara B. September 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm

dropped it in the toilet

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43 Heather September 21, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I’m considering getting an iPhone 5 and would want to protect it – with a 3 and 1 yo in the house, it will need all the help it can get.

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44 John Stetson September 21, 2012 at 7:41 pm

I haven’t yet had a crisis, but my grandson has dropped his in the toilet. A case like this would have saved the day.

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45 Jessica T September 21, 2012 at 11:09 pm

It popped out of my pocket and hit the asphalt when I was jogging today!

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46 Austin Baroudi September 21, 2012 at 11:52 pm

I dropped mine in the toilet!

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47 Beverly September 22, 2012 at 12:08 am

I once left my phone outside on the table in a torrential downpour! No harm done!!

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48 Kimberly B. September 22, 2012 at 4:52 am

Left my phone on the bumper of the car and then my husband drove off in the car, not knowing it was there.

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49 Ashley C September 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I haven’t done too much with it, I’ve dropped old phones in the toilet but it hasn’t happened with my smartphone yet!

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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50 melissa griffith September 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I’m pretty careful and haven’t dropped it anywhere…yet! But I did forget it at a friend’s house once and I felt like a part of me was missing, lol!

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51 Anne N. September 22, 2012 at 7:35 pm

I let my 2 year old use it and she dropped it!

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52 brooke t September 23, 2012 at 6:19 am

dropped it and it shattered

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53 Mama Zen September 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Dropped it . . . many times!

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54 Nancy September 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I keep dropping it all the time.

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55 marie September 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm

the worst thing was drop it on a road were it has cement and and it scratch my screen =[

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56 Lacey Junell September 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Kicked it off the bed when I was in labor, poor things cracked on the back. Two days later dropped it in the toilet and now the flash light is forever on. Durable phones though, I’m pleased with it

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57 lana September 23, 2012 at 10:12 pm

Hmmm not me my boys. Cracked my outer box in half not sure what they did. Thank God for the case. Lifeprove is my next case

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58 Jen V. September 24, 2012 at 3:34 am

It fell out of my pocket in the snow.

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59 Musingsfromme/Jill September 24, 2012 at 10:46 am

I dropped my phone in the phone store when I was in the store to get a replacement phone. Not good.

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60 William Patterson September 24, 2012 at 11:29 am

I cracked the screen. Ouch.

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61 Madelyn September 24, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Mine is two-fold. One night, it slid out of my pocket while I was playing with my son outside. I didn’t notice until the morning, and of course it rained cats and dogs all night. So I put it in a bag of rice and 3 days later it was as good as new. Until THAT SAME WEEK it slid out of my hands and hit the concrete floor. The screen shattered.

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62 Virginia Rowell September 24, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I accidentally threw it in a pond because a bee was coming after me!

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63 Sarah VM September 25, 2012 at 12:39 pm

My husband ran my phone over with the lawn mower!

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64 christine jessamine September 25, 2012 at 5:50 pm

i dropped mine in the toilet

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65 Heidi Daily September 25, 2012 at 10:51 pm

The worst thi give done to my smartphone was drop it in the toilet, not so smart!

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66 christal c w September 26, 2012 at 12:50 am

I dropped mine in the toilet, the ones that auto flush…

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67 coley r September 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm

i let my 2 yr old play with it!

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68 nannypanpan September 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm

just got it wet at an amusement park, thought it was safe in the bag…wrong
nannypanpan@gmail.com

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69 Missy September 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm

I ran mine over

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70 Katherine O. September 27, 2012 at 9:15 am

dropped it into a cup of water. :(

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71 Roxanne w September 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I dropped my phone in a fountain at City Hall! It slipped right out of my pocket and into the water.

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72 K.Pugh September 28, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Cracked the screen.
Thanks for the chance.

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73 Leah Baird September 28, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Crack the scream

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74 Amy Lee September 28, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Accidentally left it in my purse with a leaky bottle of water!

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75 Karen Medlin September 29, 2012 at 12:28 am

Left it on the pool side and got accidentally knocked in

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76 Chelsea September 29, 2012 at 2:04 am

I jumped in the pool with it :(

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77 CHELSEA September 29, 2012 at 9:10 am

my 7 month old son threw it in the toilet

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78 Jenny September 29, 2012 at 10:41 am

I have dropped mine and also left it in my bag and a water bottle opened.

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79 Kathleen September 29, 2012 at 2:51 pm

dropped it into the toilet

kport207 at gmail dot com

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80 emma September 29, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Dropped it on the driveway and it cracked into a million pieces :-(

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81 vera September 30, 2012 at 11:57 am

Left it on the car and drove off. It’s in pieces.

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82 Marty Harris September 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Dropping it down a flight of stairs

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83 dario September 30, 2012 at 10:13 pm

I dropped it into a half melted cooler of ice grabbing a beer

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84 dani marie October 1, 2012 at 6:17 am

dropped it face down at an amusement park and it was like a hockey puck for a bit :(

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85 melissa Resnick October 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm

dropped in toilet

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86 Shannon October 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Kept in my pocket when i was outside in a terrible storm…it stopped working!

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87 TIA BEVERLY October 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

i dropped it in the toilet

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88 Daniel M October 1, 2012 at 4:53 pm

the usual drop & smash

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89 Amity Johnson October 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm

..had it in my pocket and fell into a river!

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90 Emmy October 1, 2012 at 7:18 pm

On more than one occasion I have just left my cell phone somewhere, out in the open, for anyone to take. Once in a bar while I went to the back to go play pool and another time next to me on the bench at the fair.

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91 Jodi J October 1, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I have dropped it.

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92 Gilbert S October 2, 2012 at 12:09 am

Dropped it and screen cracked

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93 Anita A. October 2, 2012 at 6:30 am

worst thing I’ve done to my smart phone is to forget it. However, I know my day will come, that’s why I need the LifeProof case! :-)

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94 Ericka October 2, 2012 at 8:21 am

Dropped it down my basement stairs which are concrete, it broke a little bit but not to bad thank god!

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95 kyle October 2, 2012 at 9:01 am

Working on the roof it fell out of my pocket and smashed on the concrete!

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96 Jennifer October 2, 2012 at 10:10 am

My toddler is rough with my phone… but my husband, who works in the oilfield has dropped his phone in chemicals before and his phone melted! This would be fantastic for him!

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97 Desiree Dunbar October 2, 2012 at 11:15 am

The worst thing I have done is drop my phone twice in four months and crack the screen again after sending it away to be fixed….yes I have a crack screen again even with a case so I would love to win this to protect it.!

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98 Erika P. October 2, 2012 at 1:07 pm

I smashed the screen in the car door.

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99 Bonnigene October 2, 2012 at 2:18 pm

dropped it in the toilet

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100 Missy L October 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm

It has been dropped from high up

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101 Kim Nascimento October 2, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I’d love to win one. My 2.5 year old son loves to play the educational apps I have loaded for him and I’m nervous that he’s going to break my phone one day!

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102 Kim Nascimento October 2, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Whoops, didn’t see what the instructions were. The worst thing so far was dropped it on the garage floor! My son threw my sister’s iphone in the bathtub, too :(

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103 PinkyPlatz October 2, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I don’t have a smart phone, but I suppose the worst that can happen is that you can drop it in the toilet. Thanks for the giveaway!

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104 Mary Jensen October 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I dropped my phone in a puddle :(

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105 christina barnes October 2, 2012 at 4:48 pm

dropped it in a cup of water D:

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106 Valerie Taylor Mabrey October 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm

it met the toilet
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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107 Kellie Conklin October 2, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I’m pretty careful with my phone but I did let the kids I watch play a game with it and it “accidentally” went flying out of her hand onto the floor. Fortunately nothing was cracked or broken! This looks awesome though, thanks for the giveaway!

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108 Jodi October 2, 2012 at 5:27 pm

I left mine sitting on the dryer and it fell to the floor and cracked the screen.

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109 Jennifer Peaslee October 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

My husband dropped his in the water while fishing

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110 Teresa Thompson October 2, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Ive dropped it more times than I care to count and the back is shattered.

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111 Becky Silke October 2, 2012 at 7:45 pm

Hi Susan,
My sun jumped in the pool with his iPhone in his pocket. Live and learn.

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112 susan smoaks October 2, 2012 at 7:54 pm

one time i dropped it in a cup of water, it was a goner!

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113 Melanie Montgomery October 2, 2012 at 8:37 pm

dropped it down 3 flights of stairs

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114 Chelsea M October 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm

I drop it a LOT.

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115 FREEBIES CITY October 2, 2012 at 11:36 pm

dropped it in the toilet all bse I had to listen to a song on pandora…smh

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116 Dawn Reid October 3, 2012 at 12:19 am

Ran it over
mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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117 cassandra (rab pom) October 3, 2012 at 12:25 am

I have dropped it way too many times! Poor thing.

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118 Ashley October 3, 2012 at 12:26 am

The worst thing I have ever done to my smart phone is drop it in the toilet !

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119 Lorrie Rodgers (pinklady705) October 3, 2012 at 12:39 am

The worst thing I have ever done is drop mine.

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120 Jblanton October 3, 2012 at 6:07 am

dropped it many times

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121 Jeanette H. October 3, 2012 at 6:27 am

My daughter accidently took hers on a water ride at cedar point…oops.

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122 Sylvia M October 3, 2012 at 6:31 am

Dropped it outside and when I picked it up the screen was shattered.

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123 Melissa JN October 3, 2012 at 7:58 am

I was climbing out of a canoe and it fell out of my pocket, into the shallow water, and hit a rock underwater! Fortunately I dried it out quick and everything worked except for the camera.

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124 Chris October 3, 2012 at 9:35 am

Left it unattended on the table, cat knocked it off onto floor, then the dog decided to get “sick” at the very spot where it lay.

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125 Abby Kraynick October 3, 2012 at 10:28 am

Left it on the roof of my car & drove away… It fell off & the person behind me ran it over. That was a SAD day :o(

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126 Morgan Lepley Edger October 3, 2012 at 10:46 am

I dropped mine in the toilet at a club once! Oops! :(

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127 Chrissy Nestor October 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Either dropping it or losing it lol

chrissylea1979 (at)gmail(dot) com

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128 Sheree Algie October 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Dropped it on the cement and broke the screen

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129 Jen Felong October 3, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Dropped it in a parking lot and it slid under a moving car. Thankfully, it didn’t get run over by the tires!

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130 Gianna October 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Lost it during a move.

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131 Kendra October 3, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Losing it! Hunting

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132 Diane F October 3, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Dropped it on cement.

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133 Susan Climan October 3, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I’ve been treating mine with kid gloves so I won’t have any mishaps!

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134 matt roren October 3, 2012 at 3:10 pm

my 11 month old daughter used it as a scooter across the kitchen floor

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135 DanV October 3, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I dropped it on the sidewalk

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136 Jessica A October 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm

A tie between driving off with it on the roof of my car and dropping it in the toilet.

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137 Sandy October 3, 2012 at 4:34 pm

So far the worst I have done is drop itwhen it has been in my lap and I’ve stood up. Luckily no damage yet but a lifeproof case would be awesome! My husband has one for his phone as he is a landscape contractor and it has saved his phone many times over!

sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

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138 Heather October 3, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Dropped it in water!

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139 Thomas Chappell October 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm

had it sitting on my lap in the car and get out and the phone goes flying.

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140 Brad Merrell October 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Dropped it in a public toilet. I had to reach in and get it. Not a good day.

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141 Angela W October 3, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I dropped it on the asphalt in a parking lot, it broke into pieces!

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142 Jane H October 3, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I dropped in a toilet. Never, ever again!!!. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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143 Laurie Emerson October 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm

It accidentally fell out of my hands and into my bubble bath. It smelled great but that was about the best thing I can say about the experience!
lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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144 melina r October 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I don’t have a smartphone but my husband does and he dropped his at work into the hot oil fryers.

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145 Cathy Hudgins October 3, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Dropped mine in the commode!

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146 Melissa P. October 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm

I’m careful with my phone. The worst I’ve done is lose it in my purse.

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147 Michelle S October 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Dropped it in a ceramic tub filled with water.

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148 Shaunda E. October 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm

I dropped it on a ceramic tile floor.

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149 Lori L. October 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm

I’m pretty careful with my phone but I’ve had a couple of drops in parking lots as I’m getting out of my car. Every time, I panic.

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